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08:19 AM ET 01.31 | Of all the worrying in Washington, the headlining concern generally comes down to the production of Alex Ovechkin. So it was that owner Ted Leonsis was asked about his team's, and his captain's, slow start on WTOP Wednesday morning. "Well, we're concerned too," Leonsis said. "I'm not so sure that [team] scoring's gonna be an issue, but it has been to date. And Alex is off to a slow start ... He's having to get integrated into this new system ... He needs to play better. I don't have the answers. Obviously I'm not running the hockey operations. If I knew what to do, I would go see George and Adam, but I don't, so they're gonna have to work it out." ... And as for fans angry about the 1-4-1 start? "Deserved," Leonsis said. "I get it."

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January 31, 2013  08:53 AM ET

hard to guage any team this season. No camp, no exhibition games, personell changes...
you know what, after maybe 20 games...then panic if you feel so inclined. After 6....maybe be patient

January 31, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Well didn't he say he was thinking about staying may be his heart is with mother Russia

January 31, 2013  09:33 AM ET

Has Ovie become uncoachable?

January 31, 2013  09:36 AM ET

I wonder if Teddy learned to play the piano in a couple of weeks?

January 31, 2013  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I wonder if Teddy learned to play the piano in a couple of weeks?

Really. He says he's not running the team, but he is running his mouth. A new coach, only 5-6 games played.

January 31, 2013  09:54 AM ET

When the Leafs beat them tonight, then it will be time for concern.

January 31, 2013  10:07 AM ET

The guy is on his 3rd coach in less then 3 years.....its gonna take a bit.

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January 31, 2013  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

.....its gonna take a bit.

So, hold your horses.

January 31, 2013  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

At least he's got a goal, unlike a certain winger he will be playing tonight...

We won't be talking about Filly Kessel now would we?

He's still on pace for 24 assists this season. :-)

January 31, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

So, hold your horses.

He is saddled with a lot of pressure.

January 31, 2013  10:26 AM ET

is he still on the right wing? I said ti would take seven games for him to be switched back.

January 31, 2013  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

He is saddled with a lot of pressure.

Groan! As disappointed as I am I should hope that Ted will just relax and leave everyone alone. He's right about one thing, he doesn't know anything about hockey. Let Oates coach the team and establish his own system. If Ovie doesn't want to play so be it. His reputation is already damaged and it's up to him whether he wants to be known (as he has been) as a great hockey player or a buffoon.

January 31, 2013  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

He is saddled with a lot of pressure.

It all started when they decided to rein in the Great 8!

January 31, 2013  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Has Ovie become uncoachable?

Ovie has no Semin.

January 31, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Ovie has no Semin.

there isn't even a pill for THAT

January 31, 2013  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

He is saddled with a lot of pressure.

he is, but is that really the mane issue here?
Or are they just trying to stirrup trouble?

January 31, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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he is, but is that really the mane issue here?Or are they just trying to stirrup trouble?

I guess that's what happens when you pony up the big cash!

January 31, 2013  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I guess that's what happens when you pony up the big cash!

Let's remain 'stable' here...

 
January 31, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I guess that's what happens when you pony up the big cash!

They might be worried that he will hoof it out of town with all that cash.

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